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Watonwan County USDA (United States ...
Watonwan County USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Linda Stuckenbroker, reminds farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nominations began on Wednesday, June 15.
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"I was really satisfied and, actually, pleasantly surprised with the enrollment and the whole process and the fact that we got so many acres into the program," said Linda Stuckenbroker, Cottonwood County Farm Service Agency director.
said the vast majority of Cottonwood County's CRP acres went to Southbrook and Great Bend Townships.She
noted that those areas have some of the county's sandier soils.
The latest CRP acres were added under the 26th General Sign-up held between May 5 and June 13 of this year.Stuckenbroker
said there will be one more general Sign-up for CRP before 2007.
"Previously they said there would not be another general Sign-up for the Farm Bill," Stuckenbroker
said all offers were ranked on the same basis and offers with an EBI of at least 269 points were considered acceptable for enrollment.The average environmental benefits score of this signup nationwide is 302.
"These were definitely some acres that were less productive," Stuckenbroker
Left to Right:Â Linda ...
Left to Right:Â Linda Stuckenbroker, Trish Nelson, Kris Fast,
Linda Stuckenbroker, CED- I have been with FSA since June 1980 and worked in Pipestone, Norman, Watonwan, and Cottonwood County.
Minnesota Farm Guide: Regional News
According to Linda Stuckenbroker, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Watonwan County, landowners received a RIM payment upfront as well as signup incentives for establishing conservation practices on their land.
CRP payments under the CREP program run for the first 15 years of the contract.While those payments are based on a number of factors, annual CRP payments in the Blue Earth River Basin average about ,110-145/acre, said Stuckenbroker
"The majority of the marginal land being sold right now is CREP
land," said Stuckenbroker